Welcome to Royal Centre for Defence Medicine

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
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Royal Centre for Defence Medicine


The Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM) is a Tri-Service Defence Medical Services Unit. It is the primary receiving unit for all military patients from overseas or within the UK.

Colonel Katherine Richardson

Commanding Officer RCDM



Clinical Unit

RCDM QEHB

RCDM is the primary receiving unit for all military personnel injured on operations in Afghanistan and from the rest of the world.

Defence Medical Academic Departments

Trauma and Orthopaedics

An online gateway for all those seeking information regarding Defence Medical Research, a path to publishing, or indeed the latest information from the Academic Departments in Defence Medicine.

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